Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at michael.glenn@devion.com

We just broke 3,000 subscribers! Thank you!

Save Newport Logo

As we’ve noisily building momentum on Facebook over the last year, SaveNewport now has over 3,000 subscribers and a weekly reach of more than 35,000 people in [mostly] Newport Beach.  Some weeks, our reach peaks over 6 figures!  As a project that I started simply to help raise awareness of our city council and management, this has grown further than I had ever imagined– …

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BREAKING: Harbor Polluting Causes Upset

Dumping at Bay Island Canal

Locals have voiced concerns about a project in the bay that is 6 months behind schedule and dumping debris into the harbor.  In addition, this company has filled the channel so much debris that in some parts, people on boats get stranded in the center of the canal.  Othertimes, you can nearly walk across in low-tide. The Daily Pilot did …

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Spirit of America (Honoring our Vets)

Elks Lodge - Spirit of America event

Last Saturday we helped set up and manage the Spirit of America event put on by Newport Beach’s Elks Lodge.  This event was made to celebrate our many armed forces who put their lives on the line every day for our country.  With several hundred people in attendance, we: – Served countless hotdogs and hamburgers – Raffled off many dozens of …

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Net Neutrality: Words of Wisdom

Net Neutrality

An email went out tonight, by me, Mike Glenn. It was sent to senators, congress people, local officials here in Newport, friends, and business owners throughout the nation. It laid out what I believe to be the most succinct overview of Net Neutrality that I know of. I’ll quote it here, below: Dear friends, media, business owners, politicos, and government …

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Throwback: Gas Prices

Think the gas prices are low now?  These prices are in cents– not dollars. Photo taken on 17th and Irvine, 1973 Do you remember the gas lines, and the odd and even numbered plate days?

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All votes are counted!

Well, two week after the election, we can now say for certain how everything has turned out! Here is a chart comparing the original counts to the new counts: DISTRICT NAME old VOTES old % new VOTES new % District 1: (total votes: 19,619-14,364) +5,255 DIANE DIXON (unopposed) 14,364 100%  19,619  100% District 3: (total votes: 24,576-17,958) +6,618 DUFFY DUFFIELD 11,991 …

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How to Fix Our City

Repairing Elections

Whew.  What an election!  I think we can all agree, that was more than we had bargained for, right? All the money spent on signs, slick mailers, commercials, and other materials to “get the word out” was absolutely overwhelming.  Did you read it all?  I did– but suspect I’m the exception to the rule! Most cities vote one of two ways: 1) …

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We won again: Ben Carlson Lifeguard HQ

Ben Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters

This Wednesday during a rescheduled city council meeting, the council voted 6-0 (with Daigle not present) to rename the Lifeguard HQ to the Benjamin M. Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters.  The organization whose task is honoring Ben was also awarded with a $10,000 check to help their progress towards a statue to be placed near the Lifeguard HQ next summer near the anniversary of …

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All ballots finally counted?

Hanging Chad

We’ve received word that all ballots may be finally counted, but that the Registrar of Voters is holding off on certifying results until they are “110% sure”– a wise move.  The nation still laughs about the “hanging chad” in the year 2000! However, that doesn’t stop the anxiousness and anticipation from boiling over.  We have no races in Newport that are in jeopardy, …

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